Immediate Financial Support for U.S. Restaurant Workers
Beginning April 2, 2020, workers can apply for a one-time $500 grant

PepsiCo is seeking ways to help support the 15 million workers employed in over 1 million restaurants across the United States.  That is why we have joined the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF) and other industry leaders to create a Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (RERF).

As a founding partner, PepsiCo is contributing $1.5MM to help Restaurant Relief America and Restaurant Ready support immediate relief and long-term industry development.  
100% of the funds from RERF will go to support grants to restaurant workers who have experienced a decrease in wages or loss of employment.
What you need to know

  • Grant applications are open to impacted workers beginning Thursday, April 2, 2020 at
  • Each approved one-time grant is $500, limit one per person
  • Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first serve basis to those who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria, as outlined by NRAEF at
All who have been impacted are encouraged to apply for aid on April 2nd.  Please share with colleagues, friends and neighbors to help us #RaiseTheRERF.

You can read more about Restaurant Relief America, apply for aid or make a donation here.